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HR in the Age of COVID-19

An Interview with Human Resources Expert Claudia St. John Claudia St. John is the founder and president of Affinity HR Group Inc., a national human resources and management consulting firm specializing in hiring, recruiting, HR compliance and employee engagement....

Laundromats Are Essential

CLA Releases New Video Highlighting Industry’s Response to the Challenge of COVID-19 The laundromat industry, led by owners and their employees, has stepped up to the challenge of the COVID-19 crisis by increasing disinfecting procedures and applying new approaches...

Opening New Doors of Opportunity

Here’s What You Need to Know Before Adding Automatic Doors to Your Laundromat In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many laundromat owners are currently reevaluating every aspect of their stores’ operations. For many operators, this includes the potential addition of...

Are You Covered?

What Laundry Owners Need to Know About Their Business Insurance During These Difficult Times According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses in the U.S. “are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.”...

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CLA COVID-19 Update

The Coin Laundry Association closely monitors updates regarding the coronavirus pandeminc. Click here to learn more and access resources.

What’s Next for the Economy?

What’s Next for the Economy?

An Interview with Alan Beaulieu of ITR Economics Alan Beaulieu is the president of ITR Economics, the oldest privately held, continuously operating economic research and consulting firm in the U.S. With a reputation as an accurate and straightforward economist, Mr....

Coping with COVID-19

Coping with COVID-19

Laundromat Owners Share Their Thoughts on Providing Essential Services During These Historic and Unsettling Times With the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, our world changed – seemingly overnight. At least for now. Sheltering in place, social distancing and personal...

The Art of Legendary Customer Service

The Art of Legendary Customer Service

How to Create a Culture of Connection Within Your Marketplace Customer service in a laundromat may not qualify as an “art form,” per se. However, over the years, I’ve encountered some fantastic store owners and attendants who let me know that I definitely was in the...

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The Art of Legendary Customer Service

How to Create a Culture of Connection Within Your Marketplace Customer service in a laundromat may not qualify as an “art form,” per se. However, over the years, I’ve encountered some fantastic store owners and attendants who let me know that I definitely was in the...

Girbau North America Salutes Top Distributors

Girbau North America has recognized two of its leading distributors – Fowler Laundry Companies and Sparkle Solutions. Fowler, based in Union, N.J., was honored for outstanding service, sales and support in the vended and multi-housing laundry markets. This...

Laundrylux Teams Up with REM Company Inc.

Laundrylux has partnered with REM Company Inc., a distributor of vended and on-premises laundry equipment based in Versailles, Ky. Founded in 1967 by Bob and Carol Moore, REM Company sells, installs, services and repairs commercial laundry equipment in Kentucky and...

Laundrylux Adds Laundry Services Company to Distributor Network

Laundrylux recently added Laundry Services Company, Inc. to its network of Wascomat distributors. “Laundry Services Company has a reputation for providing laundry solutions with exceptional service to our customers,” said Karl Keefer, president of Laundry Services...

The New ABCs of Worker Classification

Are Your Workers ‘Employees’ or ‘Independent Contractors?’ In 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles in which a new standard – commonly referred to as the “ABC Test” – will be used to...

Aaxon Hosts Annual Sales Meeting

Aaxon Laundry Systems recently held its annual sales meeting at the Embassy Suites in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. During this event, the company’s executives took part in recaps and upcoming plans surrounding marketing, finance, technology and sales “to position Aaxon as...

PayRange Provides Instant Cash Access During COVID-19 Crisis

PayRange, a provider of mobile payment options for unattended retail locations, has launched a new program that enables machine operators to instantly transfer their mobile payment settlements on demand to a debit card, 24 hours a day. The goal of this program is to...

Building a Winning Team

Finding, Attracting and Retaining Great Employees The numbers are sobering, if not downright depressing. Studies suggest that the annual turnover rate for hourly employees hovers around 50 percent. What’s more, these figures vary broadly by industry and by business....

United We Stand

We are all in uncharted territory these days. No doubt, the news regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) changes by the day, the hour… and sometimes the minute. As unsettling as this situation may sometimes seem, be assured that the Coin Laundry Association is...

CCI Names National Retail Account Manager

Card Concepts Inc. – a provider of payment, marketing and management solutions to the vended laundry industry, headquartered in Addison, Ill. – has announced Michael Sokolowski as its new national retail account manager. Sokolowski will be responsible for new business...

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Untouchable ROI from Speed Queen®

Not all equipment upgrades are created equal. See what’s possible with technology specifically made to elevate your store experience and move the needle in revenue.

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Webinar: Why Choose the Laundry Business

Are you an entrepreneur looking for a new business venture? Join CLA for this panel discussion with expert laundry owners if you are considering opening a laundromat.

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This Month's Issue

  • Let the Buyer Beware: What You Should Never Do When Looking to Purchase an Existing Laundromat
  • Guest Feature: Looking Ahead to the Future of Laundromats
  • Up Close: HR in the Age of COVID-19
  • Insurance: What Owners Need to Know About Their Business Coverage
  • The Laundry Doctor: Planning for the New Normal
  • And more…

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Girbau North America Salutes Top Distributors

Girbau North America has recognized two of its leading distributors – Fowler Laundry Companies and Sparkle Solutions. Fowler, based in Union, N.J., was honored for outstanding service, sales and support in the vended and multi-housing laundry markets. This...

Laundrylux Teams Up with REM Company Inc.

Laundrylux has partnered with REM Company Inc., a distributor of vended and on-premises laundry equipment based in Versailles, Ky. Founded in 1967 by Bob and Carol Moore, REM Company sells, installs, services and repairs commercial laundry equipment in Kentucky and...

Laundrylux Adds Laundry Services Company to Distributor Network

Laundrylux recently added Laundry Services Company, Inc. to its network of Wascomat distributors. “Laundry Services Company has a reputation for providing laundry solutions with exceptional service to our customers,” said Karl Keefer, president of Laundry Services...

Aaxon Hosts Annual Sales Meeting

Aaxon Laundry Systems recently held its annual sales meeting at the Embassy Suites in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. During this event, the company’s executives took part in recaps and upcoming plans surrounding marketing, finance, technology and sales “to position Aaxon as...

PayRange Provides Instant Cash Access During COVID-19 Crisis

PayRange, a provider of mobile payment options for unattended retail locations, has launched a new program that enables machine operators to instantly transfer their mobile payment settlements on demand to a debit card, 24 hours a day. The goal of this program is to...

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The Perfect Complement?

The Perfect Complement?

Here’s How Linen Rental Can Be a Profitable Addition to Your Full-Service Laundry Business One of the easier and more profitable opportunities for vended laundry owners who service commercial accounts – which a number of operators, including myself, have ventured into...

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The Business Mind

Be a Smooth Operator

Be a Smooth Operator

Grow Your Laundry Business by Eliminating Points of Friction Leonardo da Vinci was born in Tuscany, Italy, in 1452. Although he had no formal education, he dabbled in painting (Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, to name a few), sculpting, architecture, engineering,...

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Go Beyond Basic Website Maintenance

Three Tips to Help ‘Future-Proof’ Your Business’ Site One of the biggest draws of the vended laundry industry is that it’s “future-proof.” In other words, unless there’s some type of apocalypse that none of us see coming, people are going to need to do their laundry....

Staying Connected

The Best Way to Keep Up with Today’s Fast-Paced Online World The internet is different today than it was yesterday. And it will change again tomorrow. Just go check out your Facebook feed – or inbox! You’ve likely got a completely different look, and that’s just on...

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[Video] The New CLA

“Change is inevitable; growth is optional.” – John C. Maxwell Happy New Year! As we enter a new year and a new decade, the Coin Laundry Association is looking forward to celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2020. Video Of course, we’re understandably proud of this long...

Working Together for a Stronger Industry

As my chairmanship on the Coin Laundry Association Board of Directors comes to a close, I want to reflect on both my personal growth and evolution… as well as that of the CLA. The CLA, which works to grow and better the vended laundry industry, is ever-changing to...

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